Genealogy in Serrata

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Serrata, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Calabria and in Reggio Calabria province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Serrata registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Serrata in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Serrata to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Serrata?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Serrata


Before to start your genealogy research in Serrata, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in Serrata too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Serrata from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Serrata. As more your surname is common in Serrata, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Serrata archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Reggio Calabria province are:
Agostino, Albanese, Barbaro, Barreca, Battaglia, Calabrò, Carbone, Caridi, Catalano, Chirico, Commisso, Costantino, Crea, D’Agostino, Ferraro, Foti, Giordano, Iaria, Labate, Laganà, Latella, Lombardo, Longo, Macrì, Malara, Marino, Marra, Martino, Minniti, Modafferi, Morabito, Musolino, Napoli, Neri, Nucera, Panetta, Polimeni, Quattrone, Raso, Romeo, Russo, Scopelliti, Sergi, Siclari, Spanò, Surace, Tripodi, Zappia.

Church archives in Reggio Calabria province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Serrata and Reggio Calabria province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Reggio Calabria.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Serrata, or if you have questions regarding your family in Serrata, just leave a message below

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Serrata”
  1. Antonina Mosccon (nee Nicolaci) says:

    There is a Palazzo Nicolaci in Sicily. The Nicolaci Family begun their ascent in thse XV11 century. As a bourgeois famil, they were already established in Noto since the beginning of the eighteenth century. At the end of the XV11 the Nicolace family began to be part of the local aristocracy, the day after thse devastating earthquake of 1693 that hit the south-easter region of Sicily.The I am trying to trace my ancesters and the last of my anesctors that I can name is MY great grandfather Domenico Nicolaci and his son was Francesca Nicolaci who migrated to Australia after 2nd world war.
    Born in Serrata Reggio Calabria Italy born 25-5-1899. Regards Antonina Moscon(Nee Nicolaci)

  2. Richard Serrata says:

    My family Serrata roots are 4th or 5th generation Texan mostly of Mexican/Native American descent. Other similar Spanish surnames are; Serrato, Serratos, Serrano. I would like find our more about my last name. Could one of my ancestors been from Italy by way of Mexico, could Serrato or Serratos from Spain be related to Serrata from southern Italy?, or could have the last ‘o’ in Serrato been confused as an ‘a’ creating Serrata in this part of the world? – So many unanswered question.

    • Frank Serrata says:

      Hey Richard same here, 3rd generation serrata in southern part of texas, and yeah our line does run thru serrato line but Idk where it all breaks apart, most of my family have strong Spaniard and Mexican natives/Azteca lineage, but not much known before

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